Provide the ability to turn backups on or off after a droplet has been created
Currently if a droplet is created without automatic backups enabled, the option to backup that droplet becomes unavailable. This should be something we can turn on and off at any time.
Grzegorz Dubicki commented
I have had a droplet with backups turned on but I turned it off ..and I can't turn it on again. Please at least add the possibility to REenable backups!
Ryan Carr commented
Be very nice to have.
Yes, please add this.
Colin Foster commented
Absolutely, this is core. I've just discovered backups weren't enabled on a business-critical server, snapshotting and recreating this (and hoping IP doesn't change or anything else will go wrong, as a kernel foobar did recently when we tried this) is an unacceptable risk.
Jon Roket commented
Yep. Add it.
Steve Lamotte commented
Please make this an option as soon as possible! It's baffling that this isn't possible, and I'm no expert in all virtualization technologies but if VMware has allowed hot snapshots since forever, I'm surprised and disappointed that the hip and modern DO does not.
this is a very important feature to have!
Chris Riley commented
I ended up using the snapshot and spin up a new instance with backups enabled back in January. Ideally it would've been better not to do that, but it worked. It would also be nice to be able to have a "manual backup now" button so you do not have to shut down the server to do a snapshot.
Enrique Moreno commented
This feature is definitely a must have
Sean Hess commented
Very bummed this isn't possible.
Marco Colli commented
It is an essential feature: I got very disappointed when I discovered that I couldn't enable backups!
Alex Kinnee commented
Agreed, it's pretty silly that I would have to do the following and MAYBE my IP will stay the same.
1) create a snapshot of your server
2) delete your server to release the IP
3) immediately after the delete is finished, create a new droplet, choose the same datacenter, and in the "select images" section switch to "my images" and select your snapshot. Then check the "Enable Backups" box.
This server will almost always capture the IP just released.
Jeremy Haile commented
I've just spent 30 minutes trying to figure out how to enable Backups. The documentation shows a Backups tab in the droplet. I can't believe that I can't turn this on for a running droplet!
This is ridiculous. Only found out about this after I'd already set up my server. AT LEAST give us a warning when we're creating a new droplet that backups CANNOT BE ENABLED LATER! Ugh.
Please make it possible to enable backups after droplet creation and after backup disabling.
Станислав Бирюков commented
Agree! Pls add backup on feature after droplet created!
Mladen Maravic commented
I found this question when looking at why I could not enable backups for my droplets. This is so basic it should have been implemented a long long time ago. WTF?
Babos Csaba commented
We need to add auto backup enabling after creating an instance.
Teshoo Lama commented
If backups aren't enabled then you won't have a 'Backups' tab on the droplet info page.
Theron Luhn commented
Additionally, at the moment you can't even see on the Droplet info page whether or not backups are enabled.